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Facebook RSS feeds and iGoogle


Want to monitor a Brand Page like CocaCola or  Facebook’s Marketing Page on iGoogle or another RSS reader?  It can be done but it’s not easy.

FACEBOOK PAGE WALL TO IGOOGLE RSS READER

I went to Facebook.com/Marketing and wanted to pull the RSS feed into my social media monitoring dashboard. In this case iGoogle. But RSS is not enabled on the Page and even when I did a “View Source” I couldn’t find the feed for either RSS or ATOM.  So here’s what I did.

  • Go to Facebook.com/Marketing
  • Use your browser menu to “View Source”
  • Find “page.php?id=”
  • The first number you find should be the Page ID number.
  • OR Click Photos on left, then arrow over Show All: Photos (bottom status bar shows ID) e.g.

Now boot up your RSS reader e.g. iGoogle and add the feed in this format:

http://www.facebook.com/feeds/page.php?format=atom10&id=74100576336

The last number in the format of XXXXXXXXXX is where you should place the page number, in this case id=74100576336 (tiny print at bottom of 1st screenshot).

Facebook don’t make it easy but this is how you add a Facebook Page to iGoogle. If you want the full wall, comments and everything, I have no clue but MetaPrime have listed the feeds below. If you own the Page, there seems to be a way to get all posts not just the Page owners, and I think there’s a separate RSS feed for notes. Have a hunt around.

EDIT: Found it! go to Use Facebook As Page, then click Notifications (View All). Now there is a RSS button on top of the page. “Get Notifications via RSS”.

Format should be something like (didn’t check, try Metaprime):

NOTES: http://www.facebook.com/feeds/notes.php?id=XXX&viewer=XXX&key=XXX&format=rss20
POSTS BY USERS http://www.facebook.com/feeds/notifications.php?id=208928465156&viewer=764868631&key=XXXXXXXXXXX&format=rss20
PERSONAL PROFILES http://www.facebook.com/feeds/notifications.php?id=764868631&viewer=764868631&key=XXXX-XXXX_XXX&format=rss20

If that means anything to you, comment away 🙂

 

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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